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MAMMA MIA
Musicals
Tuesday 29th November 2016 to Saturday 7th January 2017
Mamma Mia! is the ultimate feel-good musical! Set on a Greek island paradise, a story of love, friendship and identity is cleverly told through the timeless songs of ABBA.
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JACK WHITEHALL
Comedy
Wednesday 11th & Thursday 12th January 2017
JACK WHITEHALL: AT LARGE is the biggest tour ever from one of the UK's hottest comedy stars, this is your chance to catch Jack at his dynamic best, live on stage!
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WHITNEY- QUEEN OF THE NIGHT
Musicals
Friday 13th January 2017
A stunning celebration of the music & life of one of the greatest singers of our time, this show beautifully remembers the most highly awarded female artiste in the world & will take us on a magical ride through decades of classic hit's.
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WONDERLAND
Musicals
Friday 20th to Saturday 28th January 2017
Wonderland is an enchanting musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, with a huge heart, a medley of magic and a whole lot of wonder.
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THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
Musicals
Monday 30th January to Saturday 4th February 2017
Based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning film, Thoroughly Modern Millie takes you back to the height of the Jazz Age in New York City, perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment for all the family.
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EVITA
Musicals
Tuesday 7th to Saturday 11th February 2017
Evita is set to thrill audiences once again. With more than 20 major awards to its credit, and featuring some of the most iconic songs in musical theatre, this smash hit show truly promises to be the theatrical event of the year!
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BON IVER
Gigs
Sunday 12th & Monday 13th February 2017
After sharing three incredibly well-received tracks from upcoming album '22', Bon Iver have announced a European tour - their first since 2012. Including the Edinburgh Playhouse, their only Scottish dates!
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THE CHICAGO BLUES BROTHERS
Musicals
Saturday 18th February 2017
The Chicago Blues Brothers is a joyous hoot, a musical riot, a juiced-up jamboree of the coolest, funkiest soul, blues and Motown hits performed with style, class and showmanship by a troupe of some of the finest entertainers.
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THE PET SHOP BOYS
Gigs
Wednesday 22nd February 2017
The Super Tour will see Pet Shop Boys perform songs from their acclaimed new album ‘Super' , as well as classic Pet Shop Boys hits and album tracks from over the past 30 years.
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MOSCOW CITY BALLET - THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
Ballet
Friday 24th & Saturday 25th February 2017
Moscow City Ballet is currently at its outstanding artistic best, winning new invitations to perform internationally. The performances win repeatedly rave reviews.
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THE COMMITMENTS
Musicals
Watch the video
Monday 27th February to Saturday 4th March 2017
The Commitments is a fantastically feel good celebration of soul. Direct from a phenomenally successful, record breaking two year run in London's West End, The Commitments is based on the BAFTA award-winning film classic.
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THE 80'S INVASION TOUR
Gigs
Sunday 5th March 2017
Due to overwhelming public demand, the ‘ 80's Invasion ' tour is back in 2017 with four iconic artists from the decade performing on the same bill. The new line-up features Paul Young,Toyah, China Crisis & martika.
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LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
Musicals
Tuesday 7th to Saturday 11th March 2017
Bill Kenwright presents a brand new spectacular version of the much loved musical. Tantalising and touching, this is a lavishly funny tale of unconditional love and family values, with a show-stopping score.
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JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT 2017
Musicals
Tuesday 14th to Saturady 18th March 2017
Production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical continues to enjoy huge success across the country with standing ovations at every performance.
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JIMMY CARR
Comedy
Sunday 19th March 2017
Jimmy Carr: The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour. Over the past 10 years, Jimmy has deservedly earned his place amongst the very best of British comics.
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LORD OF THE DANCE - DANGEROUS GAMES
Dance & Ballet
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th March 2017
Celebrating 20 years since he debuted Lord of the Dance, Flatley's UK tour will star his protégés James Keegan, Morgan Comer and Mathew Smith in the role of the Lord of the Dance.
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MOTOWN'S GREATEST HITS: HOW SWEET IT IS
Gigs
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Wednesday 29th March 2017
This stunning 100% live show combines first class music together with the slickest choreography, and an amazing band, to deliver truly outstanding performances for the best Motown experience you will ever have!
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ELLEN KENT'S LA BOHEME
Opera
Thursday 30th March 2017
La Boheme tells the tragic tale of the doomed, consumptive Mimi and her love for a penniless writer. The set reflects the Bohemian art of the period and will include, a local brass band, snow effects and Muzetta’s dog will also make an entrance.
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ELLEN KENT'S NABUCCO
Opera
Friday 31st March 2017
Verdi’s haunting and melodic chorus of the Hebrew slaves follows the plight of the Hebrews as they are forced from their homeland into exile by the Babylonian King Nabucco.
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ELLEN KENT'S AIDA
Opera
Saturday 1st April 2017
Aida, the grandest of all Ellen Kent’s operas, returns to the UK with a stunning new traditional production, boasting an impressive new set built by Set-Up Scenery in the UK, who also build sets for the Royal Opera Covent Garden.
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SISTER ACT
Musicals
Monday 3rd to Saturday 15th April 2017
An all new production of the Broadway and West End smash hit musical comedy returns to the UK starring Alexandra Burke (The X Factor, The Bodyguard). Alexandra Burke will not be performing the role of ‘Deloris Van Cartier’ at matinee performances.
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FUNNY GIRL
Musicals
Tuesday 18th to Saturday 22nd April 2017
Hot on the heels of a record breaking, critically acclaimed West End run this ‘utterly irresistible' (The Sunday Times) new production of Funny Girl is now coming to venues around the UK.
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Gigs
Tuesday 25th April 2017
Frankie, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of The Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century. We are delighted to announce their only Scottish date, here at the Edinburgh Playhouse next year.
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THE SOLID SILVER 60S SHOW
Gigs
Wednesday 26th April 2017
Over 30 years, the Show has entertained the nation and celebrated history's most successful decade of music. Come on down to see the original artists singing their greatest hits and relive some of your fondest memories.
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ONE NIGHT OF ELVIS: LEE 'MEMPHIS' KING
Gigs
Thursday 27th April 2017
There are Elvis tributes... and then there's Lee Memphis King, Europe's most successful Elvis Presley tribute artist, He leaves audiences in no doubt that they are witnessing the world's No 1 Tribute Artist. Pure entertainment.
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KNIGHTS OF MUSIC
Gigs
Friday 28th April 2017
Knights Of Music is back by popular demand. Hosted by Phillip Schofield the show celebrates the legendary Knights and Dames of the entertainment industry who have transformed the face of music, film and theatre throughout the ages.
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PROFESSOR BRIAN COX LIVE
Performance
Sunday 7th May 2017
Professor Brian Cox OBE. The show will take audiences on a dazzling journey through space and time, delving into ‘high science’ and freewheeling on the edges of the known cosmos.
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THAT'LL BE THE DAY
Musicals
Thursday 4th May 2017
After an incredible three decades of touring, another brand new show returns! Stunning costumes and incredible LIVE music performances, we guarantee you'll be on your feet and dancing before the night is over.
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ADAM ANT ANTHEMS
Gigs
Saturday 6th May 2017
The tour will showcase Adam's impressive back catalogue of material including all the hit singles. The album, Kings of the Wild Frontier (1980) became a worldwide hit, spending 12 weeks at number 1.
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DREAMBOATS & PETTICOATS
Musicals
Monday 8th to Saturday 13th May 2017
Inspired by the 7 smash hit multi-million selling albums of the same name, the West End sell out sensation Dreamboats and Petticoats features some of the greatest hit songs of the rock ‘n' roll era.
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MICKY FLANAGAN
Comedy
Saturday 27th May 2017
One of the biggest names in UK Comedy, Micky Flanagan is back on tour with his brand new show ‘An' Another Fing...' Tickets are set to fly out the doors so grab yours quick and get ready to laugh out loud!
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THE ILLEGAL EAGLES
Gigs
Saturday 3rd June 2017
Often acclaimed as the World's Official No.1 Eagles tribute, The Illegal Eagles  return to the stage in 2017, this time celebrating their own incredible 20 years of UK & international touring!
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DIRTY DANCING
Musicals
Monday 12th to Saturday 17th June 2017
Dirty Dancing is back! Exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, so don't miss your chance to see this sensational new production.
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GREASE THE MUSICAL
Musicals
Monday 11th to Saturday 16th September 2017
Dust off your leather jackets, pull on your bobby sox, and take a trip to Rydell High, where the T-Birds & the Pink Ladies promise an electrifying show that will make you want to stand & shout A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop A-wop-bam-boom!
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GREG DAVIES: YOU MAGNIFICENT BEAST
Comedy
Thursday 12th October 2017
Greg Davies, BAFTA nominated star of Cuckoo, Man Down, The Inbetweeners and Taskmaster, is back with his first stand up show in four years. Come witness 'one of this country's best comedians' (The Times).
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JOHN BISHOP: WINGING IT
Comedy
Sunday 19th November 2017
Comedy superstar John Bishop is coming here with a brand new show WINGING IT in autumn 2017! It will have been 3 years since his last tour and this one is gearing up to be his biggest and best yet.
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FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL
Musicals
Monday 15th to Saturday 20th January 2018
Dance like you've never danced before! Flashdance is an inspiring musical about the power of holding onto your dreams and love against all the odds. Prepare to be blown away with an astonishing musical spectacle.
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